Breaks some new scholarly ground and is a worthy contribution to the literature on the era . . . [and assembles] an impressive cast of contributors, a who’s who of Lincoln and Civil War scholars who weigh in on a wide range of topics.
Offers interpretations of Lincoln and the Civil War which argue that despite the immense toll in blood and treasure, the effort was worth it.
--Civil War Book Review
A chance to have a little taste of several of the most recognized Civil War scholars around.
--Journal of America’s Military Past
Important....for those interested in accounts of the diplomatic history of the war, Lincoln and wartime reconstruction, Lincoln’s views of citizenship, the broad context of the market revolution in the Civil War era, and the role of the Copperheads in the conflict.
--Journal of Southern History
A strong selection of essays . . . that give a nice snapshot of current scholarship on a variety of important topics related to Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War North.